Moderates’ new ‘workers’ party’ logo sparks fury

Moderates’ new ‘workers’ party’ logo sparks fury

The Moderate Party's new logo and "workers' party" slogan has courted controversy from union groups and opponents who argue that it is "a slap in the face" for the unemployed.

TEDxStockholm dives into ‘uncharted waters’

TEDxStockholm dives into ‘uncharted waters’

TEDx Stockholm, an offshoot of the popular US non-profit organization TED, is soon hosting its biggest ever show at a theatre in Stockholm. The Local talked to the organizer to find out more.

Swedish pensioner in fight to save Gävle goat

Swedish pensioner in fight to save Gävle goat

A Swedish pensioner has pledged to lead the defence of the Gävle goat, a feature of Christmas in the Swedish town and which traditionally ends up in flames, making her this week's pick for Swede of the Week.

‘Humans have pushed the Earth into a new era’

‘Humans have pushed the Earth into a new era’

With Nobel week in full swing and the sciences in the spotlight, The Local caught up with Irishman and Stockholm-based science writer Owen Gaffney whose work explains why humans' treatment of the planet has pushed us into a new era.

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

Canadian author Alice Munro was named the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the head of the Swedish Academy announced in Stockholm on Thursday.

Swedish banks in nuclear weapons ‘hall of shame’

Swedish banks in nuclear weapons ‘hall of shame’

By lending money to multinational defence firms, Swedish banks are supporting the existence of nuclear weapons, the only weapon of mass destruction which is yet to be banned, according to a new report published on Thursday.

Linus the dead elk sparks legal spat in Sweden

Linus the dead elk sparks legal spat in Sweden

A tame elk that was accidentally shot after escaping from a sanctuary in northern Sweden has sparked a "ridiculous" legal dispute over who owns the slain beast's antlers.

Cops fire shots at fleeing arson suspect

Cops fire shots at fleeing arson suspect

Police in central Sweden opened fire on a suspected arsonist on Thursday morning as he fled from a house engulfed in flames.

Dirty school toilets make Swedish kids sick: docs

Dirty school toilets make Swedish kids sick: docs

Poorly cleaned toilets are to blame for increasing numbers of Swedish schoolchildren seeking medical treatment, paediatricians have warned, amid a rising number of complaints about the cleanliness of schools in Sweden.

Sweden set for tougher laws against spying

Sweden set for tougher laws against spying

The Swedish government wants to make it easier for police and prosecutors to combat spying against refugees in Sweden and against the country as a whole.

Bildt promises action after Russia adoption ban

Bildt promises action after Russia adoption ban

Russia's decision to ban adoptions to Swedish parents over concerns about gay marriage was "not thought through" Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said, adding he hopes to find a diplomatic solution for parents affected by the move.